The Cattaraugus County Arts Council’s first Free Family Art Day last fall was a huge success! Over 250 parents and children filled the CCAC studio. Parents and kids had a chance to express their creativity in projects that they could take home with them that same day.

This event demonstrated that there is a real need in the community for free art events that serve the entire community, making art experiences accessible to everyone. And the fantastic response meant that we needed to find a bigger space to hold this event in! So we are happy to announce there will be two Free Family Art Days in 2017, sponsored by Fox Financial, which will take place at the Olean Center Mall.

The first one is Saturday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m. Finger puppets, felt pinwheels, a spring painting and Easter-themed yarn “pictures” will be the projects. No registration is required for this free event.

We want to thank Fox Financial for seeing the value of bringing these types of events to the community and stepping up to sponsor the 2017 events. If you would like to volunteer to help, please call (716) 372-7455 or email our Education Coordinator, Ardyth Van Scoy at ardyth@myartscouncil.net.